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My Worry Wagon 我的擔心馬車

Updated: Feb 12, 2020

Keeping calm

and carrying on in the face of fear


This past week my mind has been moving a million miles an hour. With all the commotion surrounding the Coronavirus, I’ve found myself constantly on my phone reading the news, searching for updates and opinions regarding what the latest developments are and how to best handle the situation. Truthfully, I’m aware that the more I read, the more anxious I feel. And once I start feeling anxious, it starts to move from worries about health to worries about work to worries about future plans, relationships and everything in between. It’s difficult to get off that worry wagon once you’re on it!


A big part of feeling anxious is feeling like things are beyond our control. In our current situation aside from taking precautions like washing our hands well and wearing masks, there doesn’t seem to be much to do but wait and hope things will pass quickly. But at least for me, sitting tight and waiting sometimes gives me too much time to think, whereas I’d rather be doing something, anything, to feel like I’m working on solving a particular problem.

Getting stuck in a whirlwind of worry can feel overwhelming, uncomfortable, and unproductive. But sometimes by examining it more closely, anxiety can also be useful in telling me areas that I can actually take better control of in my life. Fears about health, safety, and security are reminders to prioritize taking good care of myself and to make better decisions on a daily basis. While I can’t control everything in the news or even people in my own life, I can do small things —put down my phone earlier at night to sleep, and choose positive people to surround myself with.


And as always, there is dance. The time during each week when I’m lost in the moment , moved by the music inside and out, and uplifted by the connection we share in class. For so many of us, it’s truly a stressbuster and further affirmation that life should be celebrated under any circumstances.


Please take good care of yourself body, heart and mind, particularly during this time. For further information regarding our class policies at the moment, please read the guidelines found below. Whether you are attending classes or dancing at home with our videos, thank you for being part of a movement that calms my worries and brings joy to my life!




📢 Coronavirus Safety Precaution 🚨

Please refrain from attending class if you're feeling unwell or is having flu-like symptoms.

We've reached an agreement with TDC & FD:

1. If you have just returned Taiwan (from 15 Jan onwards), you should not visit the studios for the next 14 days (from your date of arrival). Please contact us so we can help process extending your expiration date.

2. Before you enter the studio, we will take your temperature from your forehead. If it's over 37 degrees, we will kindly ask you to rest at home and will automatically extend your expiration date.

Thank you very much!🙏 Take care and stay healthy!❤



Keep moving! xx, Katie




保持冷靜。接著,繼續面對恐懼。

過去的這一週大家人心惶惶,我也不例外。隨著所有新型冠狀病毒帶來的混亂,我發現自己死盯著手機閱讀相關新聞、不停地搜尋相關的最新消息以及要如何最佳地面對目前的狀況。老實說,我發現我讀得越多,就越感到慌張。而一旦我開使感到焦慮,它就會從擔心健康開始、轉移到擔心工作、轉移到擔心未來的計畫、轉移到擔心未來的一切。所以大家才常說一上了擔心馬車,就難下車了!


一大部分覺得焦慮的原因,是因為覺得事情超出我們的掌控。除了勤洗手,咳嗽戴口罩等防疫行動外,依現在的情況,我們似乎挺無能為力的,只能等待,希望這個疫情趕快過去。但對我而言,坐著等待總是給我太多胡思亂想的時間,我寧願真的做一些事,任何事都好,讓我感覺我也有為世界盡一份力。


卡在擔心馬車上有時候讓人真的很無法招架、很不舒服、也很沒貢獻。但是有時候藉由仔細的檢視,焦慮可以很有效地告訴我:『如何能在我生活中的這些領域中掌握得更好。』因為擔心健康與安全,這提醒我要開始將「好好照顧自己」列為第一優先,並在日常生活中做出較好的決定。雖然我沒有辦法控制新聞內容或我生命中的人,但我仍然可以從一些小事開始:早點放下手機上床睡覺,和讓自己周圍充滿正面的朋友。


一如平常,我們還有舞蹈。每周當我沉浸在當下,身心隨著音樂擺動,在課堂中和你們的互動,都能讓我心情輕鬆愉悅。對大部分的我們,舞蹈是一個粉有效的解憂劑,它也進而證明在任何的情況下,生活都是值得被慶祝的。


請好好照顧你的身體與心靈,尤其是在這個特別時期。以下是我們目前上課的規則,請仔細閱讀。不論你是來上課,或是在家和我們的影片一起跳舞,感謝你成為『靜下擔憂,為生活帶來喜樂』這個運動的一分子。




📢 防範新型冠狀病毒公告 🚨

如果你不舒服,或是有發燒、四肢無力,呼吸道等症狀,請『務必』在家多休息!

為了防範新型冠狀病毒,我們也與租借教室(TDC & FD)達成共識: 1. 請從 1/15 至今,從國外返台的同學,【休息兩周後(自返台當天計算)】再來上課,請與我們聯絡來延長季票期限。 2. 【測體溫】 若超過37度(額溫),謝絕參加當日課程,會自動延長你的季票期限。

非常感謝您的配合🙏 祝您健康平安❤





繼續前進!

愛你的 Katie


( Anna Liang 譯 )


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